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Heart Attack Risk Calculator

Posted Aug 28 2009 11:23am

Heart Attack Risk Calculator

The calculator permits the user to calculate 10-year risk of  having a heart attack. High blood pressure, high cholesterol level, somking is the major risk factors for heart disease.

What is Heart Attack?

when blood flow to a section of heart muscle becomes blocked, there isn't enough oxygen to supply the heart muscle to do work, the section of heart muscle becomes damaged from lack of oxygen and begins to die. Heart attack occurs.

The warning signs of a heart attack
The American Heart Association say the body likely will send one or more of these warning signals of a heart attack:

  • Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes or that goes away and comes back. The discomfort can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, or fullness.
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include discomfort in one or both arms or in the back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath. This symptom often accompanies chest discomfort. However, it can also occur before the chest discomfort.
  • Other signs. These may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, or light-headedness. Some patients report a sense of impending doom.
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